Innovation has put such sustainable solutions within reach, yet their realization on a truly significant scale requires connections between more than devices alone. At Philips, we believe that the key to driving sustainable progress lies in partnerships – and to truly ramp up the adoption of connected, energy-efficient solutions, there is a real need for stronger collaboration.
A good example is the en.lighten partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environmental Facility, Philips, Osram, and China’s National Lighting Test Centre. The initiative was established in 2009 and tasked with setting a global strategy for accelerating the transition to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies worldwide. It has since been expanded as a Sustainable Energy for All Lighting Efficiency Accelerator, partnering with more than 60 countries, and now aims to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.